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Pure Carboxymethyl Cellulose Powder

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Pure, Untreated Carboxymethyl Cellulose Powder

Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) is an odourless, tasteless white or milk-white fibrous powder that is sometimes referred to as Cellulose Gum. CMC is used as a thickener, coating agent and natural food adhesive. When fully dissolved in water, Carboxymethyl Cellulose forms a viscous consistency depending on the amount of water added. The resulting gel is completely stable to heat, weak alkali's or acids and microorganisms.

Widely used in the food industry as a viscosity modifier or thickener and to stabilise emulsions in various products. It is a constituent o many non-food products such as toothpaste, laxatives, diet pills, water-based paints, detergents, textile sizing, various paper products and reusable heat packs to name a few.

CMC is favoured because it has a high viscosity, is non-toxic and is generally considered to be hypoallergenic. CMC also has good compatibility with other kinds of water-soluble glues, softeners and resin. For example, it is compatible with animal glues, dimethoxy dimethylurea gel, Arabic gum, pectin, tragacanth gum, ethylene glycol, sorbitol, glycerol, invert sugar, soluble starch and sodium alginate.

Physical Analysis

Physical form: Free flowing powder
Ingredient declaration: E466
Purity: 99.5%
Moisture: 10% Max
Degree of substitution: 0.65 Min
pH: 6.0 – 8.5
Viscosity (1%, LVT, 30rpm, sp.4): 3500 – 4500 cps
Particle Size: Approx 100-mesh

Chemical Analysis                 

Heavy metals (as Pb): 20 ppm Max
Lead: 2 ppm Max
Arsenic: 3 ppm Max
Cadmium: 1 ppm Max
Mercury: 1 ppm Max


Total Plate Count: 5000 cfu/g Max
Yeasts & Mould: 500 cfu/g Max
Coliforms: 100 cfu/g Max
coli:  Absent /g
Salmonella: Absent /25g

Available in a range of weights, ideal for every application from making giant bubbles, to manufacturing beauty products, to large scale TV productions.

If you need maximum control over viscosity, colour, quantity and design then our range of Pure products are perfect for you!


Please note, we do not provide any form of instructions with this product.

Data Sheets are available here.

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